Well, here’s the 2nd part to help along those looking at travelling to Cornwall. The first part can be found here.
If you happen to be in Cornwall around the 2nd weekend in August, then you’re in for a treat. The Boardmasters festival is usually on that weekend. Boardmasters consists of music, surf, skate, BMX, beach after party sessions and food. The cliff top location at Watergate Bay really helps to create the chilled out vibe associated with the “surf life”. Nothing can beat relaxing on a cliff side with a cup of locally pressed Cornish cider, listening to a bit of reggae or live indie music whilst watching the sunset into the sea.
Don’t worry if you’re not around the festival weekend, as loads of local events are on all year round. Just check online for what’s on or ask around when you get there.
One thing that is in Cornwall year-round is the Eden project. 2 biomes full of all-kinds of plants and flowers- it is a very diverse garden and can be enjoyed by all. Although entry is pretty pricey, the pass is valid for a year so return visits will be free. There is a cafe inside that sells pasties, obviously, and other hot or cold food if you don’t fancy taking a packed lunch. Also, there is a YHA for those who fancy staying nearby.
Not far from The Eden Project is St Austell. Home to a brewery for those that are interested. A short drive from St Austell is Charlestown, a late Georgian port, that is mostly unspoiled. It’s quaint with old tall ships still in the harbour. Lovely. A visit to the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre is very educational, it may sound boring, but it is really interesting and fascinating with all sorts of artefacts and lost treasures.
Land’s End. Not much there. A sign post for picture opportunities to say you’ve been and a hotel.
Sealife. Whales, sharks, sealions and jellyfish are just a few of the marine animals you might catch sight of in harbours or in the sea. What you might see depends on the time of year you visit. If you do go and see something, I’d love to see it!! Here’s a photo from one of my visits a few years back, taken in Padstow.
Anyway, there’s a few more ideas. There’s plenty more to do in Cornwall for families, friends and solo travellers. Cornwall really is a beautiful place.
Don’t forget when you order a cream tea, be sure to put the jam on first then the cream!